I am a retired National Park Ranger, currently living in Arizona. Although I joined the Service later than most, I had a wonderful career:
1994: Summer Seasonal Interpretive Park Ranger: Great Basin NP, Nevada
Winter Seasonal Interpretive Park Ranger: Pecos NHP, New Mexico
1995: Summer Seasonal Interpretive Park Ranger: Great Basin NP,, Nevada
Winter: Seasonal Interpretive Park Ranger: Pecos NHP, New Mexico
1995-2001: Supervisory Visitor Use Assistant, Fee Supervisor: Death Vallley NP,
2002: Winter Seasonal Interpretive Park Ranger: Great Basin NP, Nevada
Summer Seasonal Lead Interpretive Park Ranger: Devils Tower NM, Wyoming
2002-2011 Assistant District Interpreter, Needles District, : Canyonlands NP, Utah
After retring in October, 2011, I purchased a 2005 35-ft. NuWa Hitchhiker Discover America 5th wheel trailer and a 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD truck and set out for Apache Junction, Arizona, for the winter. I still winter there and for the first two summers I lived in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Wanting to be closer to friends, I moved to Lakeside, Arizona along the Mogollon Rim in June, 2014.
Prior to my Park Service career, I worked in various engineering and air quality planning jobs from 1970-1993, in Texas, California and Arizona, but was never happy with my work endeavors. In 1980, I started attending night and weekend classes in archaeology and geology at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona. In 1994, I transferred to The University of Arizona and graduated with a B.A. degree in Anthropology with a minor in Geology in May, 1995. Three weeks later, I began my Park service career. I enjoyed every minute of being a National Park Ranger.
Now I fill my days with golf, more golf, hiking, biking, enjoying time with my friends and supporting NPS functions when I can. I also volunteer for the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad in northern New Mexico as an onboard docent interpreter.